WCEL: Climate Accountability Letters: An introduction for local governments
March 08, 2017
Subject(s): Carbon Majors, Climate Law in our Hands
Author(s): Andrew Gage
Over 50 community groups from around BC – organizations focused on health, faith, human rights and environment – have asked BC’s local governments to take action to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for its role in the climate costs being caused by fossil fuel pollution.
In the short term, the 50+ organizations ask municipalities (or regional districts) to send “Climate Accountability Letters” to 20 of the world’s largest fossil fuel companies. These letters demand that the companies pay for climate costs that are being incurred by each community. This brief will answer some questions that local governments may have about why each community should send Climate Accountability Letters.
Publication Date: February 2017
Publisher: West Coast Environmental Law
Full text: LocalGovtIntrotoClimateAccountability.pdf